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Largest dictionary in the world, all Dutch, now online


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LEIDEN The largest dictionary in the world, het Woordenboek der Nederlandschen Taal, which lists the Dutch language with up to 400,000 separate words, can now be consulted online, reports the University of Leyden. Described as a linguistic monument, the WNT-dictionary took 134 years to complete and over five generations employed about 150 people. The book version was finished in December 1998 and covers nearly 46,000 pages with 92,000 columns.